The Amanda Knox verdict: Innocente

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The Amanda Knox verdict


The late acquittal of Amanda Knox exposes glaring defects in Italy's justice system



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Amanda Knox on her return to America in 2011

Amanda Knox on her return to America in 2011

IT WAS #039 & every parent; s terrifying study-abroad nightmare come true. The casualty proved to be a British student, 21-year old Meredith Kercher, discovered dead in her room in the Italian university city of Perugia in 2007. Her killer, an immigrant from the Ivory Coast was convicted in 2008 after police fit him with multiple DNA samples recovered in the scene and a handprint in the blood of Ms Kercher. But before police had identified the evidence incriminating Mr Guede, they’d also detained Ms Kercher’s American flatmate, Amanda Knox, Raffaele Sollecito, and Ms Knox’s Italian boyfriend.
Instead of just releasing Ms Knox and Mr Sollecito, police and a series of prosecutors concocted a chain of unlikely …<div group="og_rss_groups"></div>